Pat Boone was the second most successful artist of the 1950s, ranking only behind Elvis Presley. He was the safe rock and roller for parents unlike Elvis, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He had a number of hits that were covers of rhythm & blues tunes and many of his releases out sold the originals.
“I Almost Lost My Mind” was written by Ivory Joe Hunter who reached number one on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Rhythm & Blues Chart during 1950.
Pat Boone’s version was very pop and reached number two on the BILLBOARD Best Sellers In Stores Chart, Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart, and the Top 100. On July 28, 1956, it reached the top of the Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart where it remained for four weeks to become the second number one song of his career.